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Otto Wayne Dennis
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Birth: May 2, 1935
Weld County
Colorado, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 2007
Buena Vista
Chaffee County
Colorado, USA

Otto Wayne Dennis, 72, of Buena Vista, died June 14, 2007.

He was born May 2, 1935, in Evans to Hilma Alice Dennis (Olson) and Kenneth Alfred Dennis of Leadville.

They moved to Green Mountain Dam and when he was 5 years old, to Leadville.

He attended Ninth Street School and Leadville High School. He was an avid high school basketball player. He went to Evans for six months so he could drive for his grandmother, Etta Olson.

Mr. Dennis joined the U.S. Navy in 1952, went to boot camp at U.S. Naval Training Center in San Diego, Calif., and served two years on the U.S.S. Sitco Bay, an aircraft carrier escort. He was stationed in Guam for his remaining years.

After an honorable discharge Mr. Dennis worked at Climax Molybdenum Co. until he retired. He married JoAnn Maire LaBelle Oct. 29, 1953. After his retirement he and JoAnn worked at The Lodge in Breckenridge, for several years.

They lived in Leadville a few years, then moved to Buena Vista. He was an avid hunter and loved fishing and four-wheeling.

Survivors are his wife, JoAnn of Buena Vista; children, Patricia Suzanne (Vic) Krelovich, Rifle; Kenneth Lee (Darlene) Dennis, Buena Vista; Carol Ann Flint, Rifle and Virgil Edward (Michelle) Dennis, Buena Vista; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sister, Dixie Ann (Joe) Schneider of Aurora; and brother-in-law, Melvin LaBelle of Chicago, Ill.

Services will be at 2 p.m. June 18, 2007, at Cornerstone Church in Buena Vista. Viewing was from 6-8 p.m. June 17, 2007, at Runyan Mortuary, Buena Vista. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The Mountain Trail published August 6. 2007
Family links: 
  Kenneth A Dennis (1914 - 1999)
  Hilma Alice Olson Dennis (1912 - 1988)
  JoAnn Marie LaBelle Dennis (1935 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Buena Vista
Chaffee County
Colorado, USA
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Record added: Feb 06, 2011
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Otto Wayne Dennis
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 Added: Feb. 11, 2011

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